Peregrine’s Pianos presents a visit to the Schimmel Factory
Peregrine’s Pianos, London’s exclusive dealer in Schimmel Pianos, is pleased to offer customers an opportunity to visit the factory in Braunschweig, Germany. The one-day visit, on Thursday 21 April, is intended for those who have seen the selection of fine grand and upright Schimmel pianos in our central London showroom and would like to see the manufacturing process.
About the factory
Schimmel Pianos is the largest volume German piano manufacturer, founded in Leipzig in 1885. The present modern factory (pictured) is close to the centre of Braunschweig and is purpose built. It takes the form of numerous work areas dedicated to specific parts of the process – frame and soundboard manufacture, casework, key-making, piano stringing, action alignment, silent piano installation, final assembly and finishing. Schimmel Pianos run a comprehensive training scheme for apprentices and planning ahead is key in the company’s thinking. Care about wider issues is also highly important; for example timber is carefully selected from regenerating forests.
Full details of the day, in which all arrangements have been made by us, will be given to those joining the visit. In general, however, one meets at Heathrow Airport, London at approximately 7am and arrives back there at about 9.30pm. The short flight takes you to Hannover where there is a special coach transfer to the factory. On arrival, guests will be introduced to senior staff at Schimmel Pianos and entertained to a factory lunch. The visit will include talks from the management team, an extended tour of the factory and an opportunity to try the full range of upright and grand pianos in the “selection room.” The day will also feature a short recital, a visit to the old city, a group meal in Braunschweig and the return coach transfer to the airport.
Places on this visit are limited, and those interested in joining will need a valid passport and should contact Peregrine’s Pianos (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. There is a nominal charge of £200 per person, which includes all items listed in the itinerary, and Peregrine’s will be pleased to discount one person’s charge against the subsequent purchase of a Schimmel Piano. Peregrine’s Pianos will be filming the day in order to post a short summary on our YouTube channel.
For further information:
Call: 020 7242 9865